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Ready for the master
The urgency of the Gospel call to conversion comes through once again in this week's readings. St. Paul says (1 Th 5:1-6) that "the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night."
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Be ready when your turn comes
We are approaching the end of the liturgical year, and the readings begin to reflect that this week.
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Words for priests and us
At first hearing, Sunday's readings seem directed at priests, not at the laity. Jesus levies an extensive criticism at the scribes and Pharisees because of their hypocrisy: They don't practice what they preach (Mt 23:1-12). In addition, Malachi says in the first reading (Mal 1:14b-2:2b, 2:8-10): "And now, o priests, this command is for you."
Thursday, November 2, 2017

How to pay back God
As someone who has spent the majority of my priesthood teaching full-time, I believe that I have picked up some tricks of the trade over the years.
Thursday, October 26, 2017

Lessons from King Cyrus
The first reading we proclaim this Sunday (Is 45:1,4-6) describes something very curious: the Lord speaking to His anointed, Cyrus.
Thursday, October 19, 2017






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